EE 30 Under 30 recognizes young people across the globe who are building a sustainable future through education. Nominate yourself or someone you know today!
The deadline to submit Class of 2023 nominations was March 29 at 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time
Young people around the world are creating lasting change for both people and the planet. EE 30 Under 30 shines the spotlight on these changemakers who demonstrate passion, commitment, and leadership using environmental education. The EE 30 Under 30 Class of 2023 will receive global recognition, join a growing community of inspiring EE leaders, and have access to ongoing opportunities for professional development and networking.
Environmental education (EE) and leadership shows up in many different forms! We aim to recognize leaders with a wide range of backgrounds, who reach various audiences and bring a diversity of perspectives to EE. We highly encourage nominees from across sectors and disciplines to apply. We welcome nominees that are:
- Working at any scale: local, national, regional, or global, just to name a few!
- In any position or role: community organizer, director, consultant, artist, teacher, and much more.
- Using education in any context: in schools, businesses, communities, church groups, networks, government, the media—you name it!
Watch the recording of our 2023 Applicant Webinar to learn more about the program and get some tips for writing a strong nomination!
Downloadable versions of the application can be accessed below for your personal use:
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About EE 30 Under 30
Since 2016, NAAEE's EE 30 Under 30 program has recognized 210 individuals from 42 countries who are making a difference through environmental education. To address today’s complex challenges, we need a diversity of perspectives, skills, and experiences. EE 30 Under 30 celebrates the unique and passionate leadership of talented young leaders around the world and gives them a professional boost to increase their impact. Each year our awardees join a growing alumni network of inspiring environmental education leaders and receive ongoing opportunities to network, grow professionally, and promote their work. This program is made possible by NAAEE, the Global Environmental Education Partnership, and the U.S. Forest Service.
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Meet the Class of 2022!
NAAEE is thrilled to announce the EE 30 Under 30 Class of 2022! This year's awardees range in age from 15 to 30, and include social entrepreneurs, artists, journalists, researchers, activists, and educators from 19 countries. From teaching ecological citizenship in the Philippines to fostering ocean stewardship with virtual reality in the United States to creating student-run kitchen gardens in Kenya, their collective work reaches more than 360,000 people each year.
Learn more about the 2022 class and their amazing work below!